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  • The New Population Problemby Alan Booth; Ann C. Crouter

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    This book is based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on "Creating the Next Generation: Social, Economic, and Psychological Processes Underlying Fertility in Developed Countries," held at the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. The papers address some of the antecedents and consequences of the recent steep declines in... more...

  • Pregnancy and Abortion Counsellingby Joanna Brien; Ida Fairbairn

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 40.95

    Pregnancy and Abortion Counselling is written for professionals who give information and support to women deciding whether to terminate or continue with their pregnancy. The authors provide a comprehensive review of the social, moral and legal issues surrounding contraception and abortion and offer clear guidelines for establishing good practice.... more...

  • Japan: The Childless Society?by Muriel Jolivet

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 68.95

    Disillusioned by long hours at home alone and by demands from the older generation, Japanese women are marrying later, resulting in a sharp decline in the Japanese birth rate. Muriel Jolivet considers the reasons why Japanese women are finding it increasingly difficult to accept the terms and conditions of motherhood. Japan: The Childless Society... more...

  • Reproducing Empireby Laura Briggs

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's Reproducing Empire shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public policy, the "culture of poverty" to overpopulation, feminism to Puerto Rican nationalism, this book uncovers... more...

  • Politics of the Wombby Lynn Thomas

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 33.95

    In more than a metaphorical sense, the womb has proven to be an important site of political struggle in and about Africa. By examining the political significance?and complex ramifications?of reproductive controversies in twentieth-century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth, and premarital pregnancy... more...

  • Birthing the Nationby Rhoda Kanaaneh

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 33.95

    In this rich, evocative study, Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh examines the changing notions of sexuality, family, and reproduction among Palestinians living in Israel. Distinguishing itself amid the media maelstrom that has homogenized Palestinians as "terrorists," this important new work offers a complex, nuanced, and humanized depiction of a group rendered invisible... more...

  • Intended Consequencesby Donald T. Critchlow

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 22.99

    After World War II, U.S. policy experts--convinced that unchecked population growth threatened global disaster--successfully lobbied bipartisan policy-makers in Washington to initiate federally-funded family planning. In Intended Consequences, Donald T. Critchlow deftly chronicles how the government's involvement in contraception and abortion evolved... more...

  • Defending Lifeby Francis J. Beckwith

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    Defending Life, first published in 2007, is the most comprehensive defense of the pro-life position on abortion ever published. more...

  • Researching Children's Perspectivesby Ann Lewis; Geoff Lindsay

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 47.00

    Addresses the issues and practicalities surrounding the obtaining of children's views, particularly in the research context. This book examines five aspects of theoretical and conceptual issues - ethical issues and codes of conduct, children's rights, the legal perspective, developmental dimensions and sociological issues. more...

  • Kin, Gene, Communityby Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli; Yoram S. Carmeli

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 120.00

    Israel is the only country in the world that offers free fertility treatments to nearly any woman who requires medical assistance. It also has the world's highest per capita usage of in-vitro fertilization. Examining state policies and the application of reproductive technologies among Jewish Israelis, this volume explores the role of tradition... more...